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Airline baby ban: Why Malaysia Airlines says no babies in first class
The Christian Science Monitor ^ | June 29, 2011 | Pat Murphy

Posted on 06/29/2011 4:16:16 PM PDT by nerdwithagun

Skip to next paragraph Recent posts 06.29.11 Google Ideas's new 'think-do' tank takes on violent extremism 06.29.11 The Himalayas' Little Tel Aviv 06.29.11 Airline baby ban: Why Malaysia Airlines says no babies in first class 06.24.11 Q&A: Germany and the Greek debt crisis 06.24.11 In the West Bank, passport stamps come before statehood .Related stories TSA defends searches of children, elderly, amid fresh complaints PBS and JetBlue partner up to keep kids reading all summer long Southwest Airlines sale: More $40 flights ahead? Topics Consumer Protection •Consumer Complaints •Aircraft Manufacturing •Aerospace and Defense Sector •Transportation •Air Travel •Industrials Sector •.That's what it's come down to at Malaysia Airlines, after the carrier decided to implement a ban on babies in the first class cabins of their new Airbus A380 aircraft. Those planes are expected to come into service next year.

Malaysia Airlines has already banned infants from the first class cabins on its Boeing 747-400 jets.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Miscellaneous; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: airline; baby; firstclass; malaysia
Fantastic idea IMO. Never travelled in first class, but if I did I think I would preffer not listening to a screaming baby.
1 posted on 06/29/2011 4:16:18 PM PDT by nerdwithagun
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To: nerdwithagun

ACK!!!! I think I coppied and pasted the wrong stuff as an exerpt. Please forgive, Mods and all.


2 posted on 06/29/2011 4:20:33 PM PDT by nerdwithagun (I'd rather go gun to gun then knife to knife.)
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To: nerdwithagun

“I’m Jeffrey...I’m five years old....”


3 posted on 06/29/2011 4:22:41 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: nerdwithagun

How about airlines having special family flights, so they can keep all the screaming seat-kickers on a plane to themselves


4 posted on 06/29/2011 4:23:15 PM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: nerdwithagun

Can you imagine the outrage if an American airline announced this? The Asians tend to be more sensible about this kind of thing. Stick the little buggers in the cargo hold, I say.

With a bottle, of course.


5 posted on 06/29/2011 4:34:54 PM PDT by BfloGuy (Even the opponents of Socialism are dominated by socialist ideas.)
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To: nerdwithagun

I don’t see any problem with this. Babies and young children on a plane are often a nuisance, and there’s not much that can be done about it, even with the best of intentions. Personally, I make every effort not to fly with babies; the last time was 2003, and he was only a moderate pain.

Passengers who are willing to pay extra to get away from children should be able to.


6 posted on 06/29/2011 4:35:41 PM PDT by Tax-chick (I should be, but I'm not.)
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To: nuconvert
how about stop making airline travel a "business" expense?...how about taking away the tax deduction?....then those "important" people up front wouldn't be flying around all high and mighy....

while we're at it, TAX any frequent flyer miles that a business allows its business men to use..... its income, plain and simple...and it should be taxed like income...

BABIES are OUR future.....and I'd much rather listen and look at them then listen to, smell, and feel the farts,coughs,sneezes,throat clearing,nose blowing,loud banter of many adult passengers....

7 posted on 06/29/2011 4:39:03 PM PDT by cherry
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To: dfwgator

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fs0cYJUqJys


8 posted on 06/29/2011 4:39:45 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: cherry

Troll alert

Troll alert

Back under you rock babe


9 posted on 06/29/2011 4:42:38 PM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. N.C. D.E. +12 ....( History is a process, not an event ))
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To: cherry
How do you feel someone else's fart ?
10 posted on 06/29/2011 4:45:35 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: Tijeras_Slim; Allegra; Jersey Republican Biker Chick

CHILLAXIN' FREERIDER PING

11 posted on 06/29/2011 4:55:15 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: nuconvert
Put the little screamers in a large wooden box (with air holes). When they turn 18, plug the holes.
12 posted on 06/29/2011 4:57:00 PM PDT by JPG (Hey, LSM, how are those emails workin' out for ya?)
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To: bert

:-) <——approving smile from someone who uses miles to get upgrades on long flights halfway around the world and gets quite irritated when someone with a squalling kid plops down right behind me.


13 posted on 06/29/2011 5:09:17 PM PDT by Allegra (Hey! Stop looking at my tagline like that.)
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To: cherry
BABIES are OUR future.....

Yep...and in the future, when they're all grown up, I won't have a problem with them sitting in Business Class.

But for now, they sometimes scream for seven or eight hours of a fourteen-hour flight and that's just annoying.

14 posted on 06/29/2011 5:12:31 PM PDT by Allegra (Hey! Stop looking at my tagline like that.)
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To: cherry
Not sure at all about the tax exemptions businesses get for flying first class, but what I want for a long travel is peace. Between sitting next to any famous left winger and a screaming baby, I'll take a a famous left winger. Babies are our future, but that doesn't mean I should have to put up with someone else’s screaming brat.
15 posted on 06/29/2011 5:13:00 PM PDT by nerdwithagun (I'd rather go gun to gun then knife to knife.)
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To: cherry
This is not about having babies...its about babies on airplanes.

As for your class envy fol-duh-rah:

how about stop making airline travel a "business" expense?...how about taking away the tax deduction?....then those "important" people up front wouldn't be flying around all high and mighy....
while we're at it, TAX any frequent flyer miles that a business allows its business men to use..... its income, plain and simple...and it should be taxed like income...

I think you can file this in s nice comfy place where the sun doesn't shine.
But thats just my personal opinion.

I'll be the one waving to Ya in Bidness Class...as you amble back to steerage...Buh-bye!

16 posted on 06/29/2011 5:26:42 PM PDT by Tainan (Cogito Ergo Conservitus.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj
How do you feel someone else's fart?

FReepmail me for a simple kit that will connect in a deep emotional way with flatulence.

17 posted on 06/29/2011 5:27:07 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: martin_fierro

I wouldn’t mind having that lounge in my living room, but on a plane, I’m so doped with Dramamine that I wouldn’t notice an entire flock of Imams sacrificing goats in the aisle, much less a crying baby.


18 posted on 06/29/2011 5:29:31 PM PDT by Tax-chick (I should be, but I'm not.)
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To: cherry

We’ll sign you up for the special family flights then


19 posted on 06/29/2011 5:37:48 PM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: nerdwithagun

A crying baby is not a brat, but a helpless being experiencing misery through no fault of his own. Many plane trips with infants could be avoided, and for those that are necessary (such as family moves across the ocean ;-), exclusion from first class is reasonable. The family of an unhappy baby is going to have a ghastly flight no matter where they sit, so they might as well get the cheap seats.


20 posted on 06/29/2011 5:40:53 PM PDT by Tax-chick (I should be, but I'm not.)
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To: Tax-chick

It’s better that you don’t notice the Imam’s, either, because there is an on-board entertainment fee, like the fee for the headphones to watch the remake of Earnest Goes To Camp. And fresh halal goat meat isn’t a bargain, even if it is duty free.


21 posted on 06/29/2011 5:42:35 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

LOL! We used to have a guy living next door who was a Palestinian Arab from Jerusalem. He got hallal lamb and goat from a farm in South Carolina. Great barbecues at their place!

Last time I saw a movie on a flight (Amsterdam to Orlando, loaded with Euros going to Disney World, speaking of raucous children), it was “Moulin Rouge!” dubbed into French with Dutch subtitles. It was still awful, even through the Dramamine haze in two languages I barely understand.


22 posted on 06/29/2011 5:45:29 PM PDT by Tax-chick (I should be, but I'm not.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj; Squantos

If that person consumed Squantos’ chili, I suspect the farter also singed the seat. ;-)


23 posted on 06/29/2011 5:53:05 PM PDT by verity (The Obama Administration is a Criminal Enterprise.)
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To: nerdwithagun

Why not first class AND business class? No kids in business class, it’s kind of clear what class business class is for.


24 posted on 06/29/2011 6:09:41 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Allegra; Eaker

You fly with Eaker ?


25 posted on 06/29/2011 6:10:57 PM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: nuconvert

Flying would be a lot more tolerable if parents knew how to be parents and taught kids to be civil. Screaming babies can’t help themselves but the little booger pickers who mouth off because they know their parents won’t touch them and want to be friends with them are the problem.


26 posted on 06/29/2011 6:11:34 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: cherry
Better yet no curtain climbing rug rodents allowed on any commercial airplane!
27 posted on 06/29/2011 6:11:59 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: cherry

Hey I am all for including the ability to keep fat gassy adults out of first class as well. Or at least have an airtight section for them. I also am for being able to fly without having people bother you wanting to talk to you when you don’t really feel like it.

Why do you hold it against people that aren’t related to you not wanting to endure a screaming baby if they don’t want to by paying extra for it to be in a section of the plane that is baby or kicking-seat-child free?


28 posted on 06/29/2011 6:17:30 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Tax-chick
A crying baby is not a brat, but a helpless being experiencing misery through no fault of his own. Many plane trips with infants could be avoided, and for those that are necessary (such as family moves across the ocean ;-), exclusion from first class is reasonable. The family of an unhappy baby is going to have a ghastly flight no matter where they sit, so they might as well get the cheap seats.

I agree. Flying bothers their ears and it is a miserable experience for the little ones all around.

I *still* hear the story about how my parents took me on a plane from Florida to Virginia to meet my grandparents when I was three months old and I pretty much fussed and hollered the whole way. I'm sure I made that flight hell for a lot of people. (In economy class, BTW. ;-))

But I've been paid back for that in full. LOL

29 posted on 06/29/2011 6:19:09 PM PDT by Allegra (Hey! Stop looking at my tagline like that.)
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To: cherry

God bless you dear...amen

Too many whining sour pusses here either childless or too old and crabby for knocking boots

I love kids and babies and the women who responsibly make them babies..hot dog!

I do dislike hipster sissy parents who let junior run all over them and others

Not my big brood...they know I will light them up..our if they really piss off mommy she’ll vault over that seat and smack em and pull their hair


30 posted on 06/29/2011 6:21:26 PM PDT by wardaddy (Palin or Bachman..either with Marco....but Bachman bashers can kiss my ass)
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To: verity

Those people were already scheduled for surgery...weren’t my fault....:o)

As to thus baby in first class issue... Want to bet Angelina an her Jolle linoleum lizards would be told such ?

Nice bowl of chili is a good idea this weekend... Thanks for the reminder Verity !

Stay safe..


31 posted on 06/29/2011 6:22:20 PM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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You fly with Eaker ?

Not since she got the new broom!

32 posted on 06/29/2011 6:25:43 PM PDT by Eaker (The problem with the internet, you're never sure of the accuracy of the quotes. Abraham Lincoln '65)
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To: cherry
then those "important" people up front wouldn't be flying around all high and mighy sic

WOW!

The envy leaked out of my monitor and made a mess on my desk!

33 posted on 06/29/2011 6:28:23 PM PDT by Eaker (The problem with the internet, you're never sure of the accuracy of the quotes. Abraham Lincoln '65)
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To: Tax-chick

34 posted on 06/29/2011 6:31:44 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Eaker

Oh crap.... She must be out of reach err contact ?


35 posted on 06/29/2011 6:31:54 PM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: cherry
then those "important" people up front wouldn't be flying around all high and mighy.

Envy much?

Oh, and I may have been high once but never mighy,

36 posted on 06/29/2011 6:34:32 PM PDT by Pan_Yan
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To: Eaker; Squantos
Not since she got the new broom!

Yes, Eaker's gossamer fairy wings just can't keep up anymore.

37 posted on 06/29/2011 6:34:44 PM PDT by Allegra (Hey! Stop looking at my tagline like that.)
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To: Allegra

Lol....

You back in conus for the 4th young lady ?


38 posted on 06/29/2011 6:45:30 PM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: Allegra; Squantos
Yes, Eaker's gossamer fairy wings just can't keep up anymore.

Heavy duty camo gossamer.

39 posted on 06/29/2011 6:46:33 PM PDT by Eaker (The problem with the internet, you're never sure of the accuracy of the quotes. Abraham Lincoln '65)
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To: Squantos; Eaker; TheMom
You back in conus for the 4th young lady?

Yep! In fact, I had lunch with Eaker and his lovely wife today.

40 posted on 06/29/2011 6:53:35 PM PDT by Allegra (Hey! Stop looking at my tagline like that.)
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To: Allegra; Eaker

Well good deal.... Any day with the Eaker Tribe has to be a good day....

Glad yer back.


41 posted on 06/29/2011 7:02:54 PM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: Allegra; Squantos; Eaker

And what a yummy lunch it was.


42 posted on 06/29/2011 7:25:11 PM PDT by TheMom (I wish mosquitoes sucked fat instead of blood.)
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To: nerdwithagun; dfwgator; All

http://youtu.be/Fs0cYJUqJys


43 posted on 06/29/2011 7:53:52 PM PDT by Morgana (I never said a thing.....................)
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To: nerdwithagun

>>> Never travelled in first class, but if I did I think I would preffer not listening to a screaming baby.

Misplaced priorities. The immediate and urgent problem is to get rid of the ugly people and slobs from the First Class spaces. The airline ads only show distinguished handsome men and beautiful stylish women served by smiling flight crews. Make them keep their promise.


44 posted on 06/29/2011 11:27:06 PM PDT by tlb
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To: Allegra

Congratulations on being back in civilization, er, I mean Houston *snicker*. Seaman Anoreth is due in from the Left Coast on Saturday evening, after a top secret cruise to (we think) South America. Spanish-speaking places with tropical birds.


45 posted on 06/30/2011 8:04:27 AM PDT by Tax-chick (It goes without saying, so you can stop saying it.)
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